ECODIT Appoints Dick Edwards as Vice President for Business Development

ECODIT is pleased to welcome Dick Edwards as its new Vice President for Business Development. Mr. Edwards has more than 30 years of experience in business development and in managing, designing, and implementing major energy and environment programs in more than 25 countries. In his new role, Mr. Edwards will lead ECODIT’s business development efforts and provide strategic input and guidance to inform ECODIT’s growth and enhance organizational development and management.

Mr. Edwards previously served as a USAID Foreign Service Officer. In this capacity, he held a number of positions in which he managed complex programs, cultivated relationships with local partners, and oversaw multicultural teams. He has served as Director of the Office of Energy at USAID/India, Director of the Offices of Environment and Education at USAID/Egypt, and the Director of the Office of Economic Growth and Tsunami Reconstruction at USAID/Sri Lanka. From 2015-2017, he served as Director of USAID’s Regional Pacific Islands Office.

Mr. Edwards first encountered ECODIT in 1996, when he was the Environment Officer at USAID/Morocco, where ECODIT was implementing the USAID Water Resources Sustainability Activity. “I was impressed at how ECODIT embraced innovation and worked with Moroccans to develop cutting-edge, locally appropriate water and sanitation solutions,” he said.

In addition to his work at USAID, Mr. Edwards previously served as Vice President responsible for business development, strategy, and clean energy at Nexant, Inc. He has also worked with the World Wildlife Fund, the Peace Corps, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

“Over the years, ECODIT has cemented its reputation as one of the most forward-thinking purveyors of development solutions in the world, and I could not be happier to join the team,” said Mr. Edwards. “I look forward to helping ECODIT build on its success, expand its reach, and create an even greater global impact,” he said.